Car insurance premiums for teenagers can be extremely high and this has to be a consideration when buying a car in 2013. Teenagers aged between 17 and 20 years old can end up paying four times more than an older driver for insurance.
The best cars for teenagers should be the ones that are reasonable to insure. By shopping around, teens can save on car insurance.
The best new car for teenagers to insure tends to be the Ford KA, followed by the Peugeot 107. The Mini One is also reasonable to insure for a first new car in the UK.
At the other end of the scale, the Honda Civic, VW Golf and Vauxhall Astra are the most expensive cars to insure in the UK for teenagers, as they are more performance based vehicles.
Search online for the best car insurance company for insuring teenagers in the UK. The best quotes are for the safest cars, where the emphasis is on reliability and safety of the model rather than engine performance.
Cars that have safety features will offer competitive insurance rates for drivers of all ages and this is particularly beneficial for young drivers. The added peace of mind is that these cars offer essential safety features to protect inexperienced drivers.
Cars that are considered ‘safety cars’ are ones that have performed well in crash tests, and have better than average reliability. These include Ford models and the Subaru.
The Ford KA models are designed with safety in mind and feature at the top of the cheapest cars in the UK for teenagers to insure for this reason.
Cheap car finance deals
Shopping around for the best car finance deals is simple to do with the many online comparison sites available. By entering a few details about the driver, you can receive a number of quotes for finance that will suit you personally.
There are many good finance packages available with APR rates between 7.3% and 9.9% offered by some finance companies, giving you value for money.
You have the option of buying finance only, after finding the car from a UK dealer yourself, or buying the car and finance together in one package, which can often save you money.
UK second hand cars
The Chevrolet Sonic is available as a five door hatch back and four door sedan. It features a 1.4 litre Ecotec engine and is designed to give fuel economy. The design includes elements that are derived from motorcycles such as a quad-bezel headlamp array and the interior features Breva seats and a titanium dashboard. The Chevrolet Sonic has split fold down seats in the rear, Bluetooth connectivity and a six speaker CD/MP3 player with USB port.
The Subaru Impreza is available to buy as a second hand car at a competitive price, and features side air bags, climate control air conditioning, a 6 speed gear box, alloy wheels and it can be cheap to tax.
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